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Henry David Thoreau

It’s often amusing reading  the number of adjectives  that are used to  describe the famous people.For all the simplicity Henry David Thoreau stood for – he is described as everything starting from historian , tax resister  to Transcendentalist .

so I won’t use more of those fancy titles . I want to share some of  his quotes that I like – most of them taken from his work -” Walden“.

–       A broad margin of leisure is as beautiful in a man’s life as in a book. Haste makes waste, no less in life than in housekeeping. Keep the time, observe the hours of the universe, not of the cars.

–      A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.

–    Books can only reveal us to ourselves, and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.

–     Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

–    Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

An efficient and valuable man does what he can,
whether the community pay him for it or not.
The inefficient offer their inefficiency to the highest bidder,
and are forever expecting to be put in office.

Say what you have to say, not what you ought.
Any truth is better than make-believe.

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something to ponder about

“Everything that irritates us
about others can lead us to
an understanding of
ourselves.”

– Carl Jung

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Quotes BY ARCHITECTS

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.

franklloydwright

Frank Lloyd Wright

Freedom is from within.
Frank Lloyd Wright

“A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.”

Frank Lloyd Wright

Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.”

Louis Kahn (1901-1974)

“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” Frank Gehry

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